Summer Camp

Child Care

It’s summertime!  YMCA Summer Camps are the place to be!  From swimming and hiking to outdoor cooking and arts & crafts, YMCA summer camps are the perfect place for kids to experience exciting activities and field trips while learning character values!

Day Camp is offered at the following YMCA branches:

Benefits of YMCA Day Camp:

  • Pre and Post care provided for no additional cost
  • Weekly field trips included for no additional cost
  • Daily snacks & YMCA t-shirt included
  • Small staff to participant ratio which provides a safer experience for your child 

Overnight Camp at Camp Carter

Overnight Camp

Looking for an overnight camping experience?  Try Resident Camp at Camp Carter YMCA!  From building lasting friendships to making group decisions independent of the family, campers develop personal life skills that will follow them into adulthood.  Resident Camp at Camp Carter YMCA is for campers ages 8-16 in 1- and 2-week sessions offering traditional outdoor camping experiences and exhilarating activities!

Military Campership

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth and the Armed Service YMCA of the USA are excited to offer this campership program for 2019. Active Duty and Full Time Guard and Reserve stationed in North Texas are able to apply for a week of summer Day Camp at any Fort Worth YMCA camp location or a week of Overnight Camp at our YMCA Camp Carter at a subsidized rate. To learn more, click here

Summer Camp Info

Summer Fun Camp

Classic summer fun!  Campers explore new ways to have fun with indoor or outdoor activities and also have weekly opportunities for swimming and exciting field trips!  Our entertaining theme-based activities are age appropriate and our camps operate at YMCA branches, neighborhood elementary schools and community churches.  Our Summer Fun Camps are licensed by the state of Texas as “youth camps.”

Sports Camps

YMCA Sports camps are designed to be recreational. Campers will be introduced to sports skills and activities and will improve their skills in team play.  Our YMCA Sports Camps operate up to 5 days a week and focus on one specialized sport in a group setting.

Specialty Camps

Our YMCA Specialty Camps operate up to 5 days a week focusing on one specialized activity in a group setting.  Campers participating in a specialty camp get time to explore a specific interest and focus on a favorite activity. Camp Can-Do will be offered at Camp Carter YMCA for visually impaired kids, and a music video camp will be offered at the Downtown YMCA.

CIT Program

The CIT Program develops leadership and character skills for youth entering the 6th grade and helps young people learn how to effectively lead children.  The CITs will assist in day camp programs and field trips.  Moreover, they will have special activities/field trips throughout the summer.

LIT Program

This two year program is for teenagers who are interested in developing leadership and camp counseling skills. LITs spend three weeks at Camp Carter each summer, and at the end of the second years are given the opportunity to volunteer at camp. Young men and women who reach age 15 by June 1st are eligible to apply for the LIT program.

Teen Camp

Teen camps are designed for youth entering the 6th grade in the fall, and have certain activities and curriculum adapted especially for teens.  Unique and challenging opportunities include team building, leadership skill development and service learning projects.  Other activities will include some traditional day camp elements as well as special field trips to provide teens a summer of fun with their peers!